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Biography for Michele Y. Harper, CHt

Michele Y. Harper, Certified Hypnotherapist

Michele Harper knew from an young age that her mind could either be her best friend or her worst enemy. She learned the value of breathing, relaxation, and creative visualization. She was able to visualize herself as a gifted beauty artist and fashion entrepreneur. She unlocked the power of her mind through hypnosis.

Michele came from humble beginnings and her early success came, in part, because her subconscious mind wasn’t limited by what was supposed to hold her back. She created her own international fashion business by the age of 21. She was unstoppable until, at 34, she faced a difficult divorce and single motherhood. Once again, she turned to self-hypnosis to create a new vision for her and her daughter’s life. Hypnosis helped her to see beyond her circumstances. It gave her the conviction to overcome challenges and reprogram her inner critic. It helped her to pivot and thrive.

With a successful 30-year career in beauty and fashion as a personal shopper, stylist, and esthetician, Michele has worked with some of the biggest luxury brands in the world. What she learned is that image is more than how you appear outside. In other words, it really doesn’t matter how fancy you look if you are joyless or lack a sense of self-worth.

Michele came to HMI not long after moving to Los Angeles from New York City. She was burnt out and in search of change. She wanted to help people to heal themselves, tap into their joy, and feel more deeply. HMI taught her everything and more that she wanted to learn about hypnosis, and about the way the mind works. The energy healing courses, for example, were a great compliment to her already established color therapy and sound healing experience.

Michele’s combined practice of hypnosis and style coaching makes her uniquely qualified and well-prepared to help her clients to reinvent themselves, inside and out. Many of her clients have found love, career success, stress and addiction relief, leading to more fulfilling futures.

Michele believes that everyone has the right to live a rich life. When people ask where she gets her positive, can-do attitude, she says: “I chose to be joyful.”

Languages Spoken

  • English

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Breathing
  • Career Success
  • Change Habits
  • Improve Health
  • Improve Sales
  • Lack of Direction
  • Motivation
  • Overeating
  • Past Life Regression
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Enhancement
  • Self Image
  • Self Mastery
  • Skin Problems
  • Sports
  • Stress
  • Writers Block


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2747
    Date Started: 09/18/2018 - Date Graduated: 10/17/2019
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1
  • Scientific Skin Care and Make Up
    Von Lee School Of Esthetics - 410-653-1966
    Date Started: 08/23/1983 - Date Graduated: 12/23/1983
    Total Hours: 600 - Total Weeks: 17

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Basic Emotional Freedom Technique - 06/2019
  • Ethics and Boundaries for California Therapists - 02/2019
  • Healing the Child Within - 01/2019
  • Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - 12/2018
  • Hypnosis in History - 08/2018
  • Hypnotic Scripts - 09/2019
  • Jumpstart 2019 Jamboree! - 01/2019
  • NLP: Principles and Strategies of Success - 02/2019
  • Release Technique - 09/2019
  • Research Articles Course - 10/2019
  • Tapping the Subconscious through Conversational Hypnosis - 02/2020
  • The 12 Steps of AA and Hypnotherapy - 02/2020
  • The Gifts of Trauma - 02/2019
  • The Power of Colors - 12/2018
  • Transcendent Aspects of the Human Experience - 02/2020


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 - 818-659-8687
    Certification Number: 50424177
    Certification Valid To: Nov 15, 2021

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  • Hypnosis and ADD-ADHD - 04/2019
  • Hypnosis and Sports Performance - 08/2019
  • Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - 09/2019
  • Past Life Regression Therapy - 10/2019
  • Reiki Level One - 09/2019
  • Reiki Level Two - 01/2020
  • Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - 08/2019


  • Honors Graduate
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 10/17/2019

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2019


Contact Information

Michele Y. Harper
Breathe Focus Hypnosis
Woodland Hills, California 91367, United States